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Manhattan DA Cy Vance (L’82) introduces himself to students at a luncheon career event sponsored by the Office of Public Interest and Community Service on March 20.

Manhattan DA Cy Vance (L’82) Meets Public Interest Students

March 20, 2019 Criminal Law Our Alumni

When Cyrus R. Vance (L’82) became the Manhattan District Attorney in 2009, he noticed that the numbers of men and women of color being prosecuted for crime was the same as the number being prosecuted 30 years ago, when he was an assistant DA. Vance asked himself, Why is this picture the same? Does this system of justice keep us safer? Is it fair? What can we do to change it?

Cedric Asiavugwa (L'19), right, is pictured with an educator from a New York City high school at St. Aloysius High School in Nairobi, where he worked before coming to Georgetown Law. He continued to work with the school remotely as a law student, until his death on March 10 (photo courtesy Father Terry Charlton, S.J.)

Students, Faculty, Staff Remember Cedric Asiavugwa (L’19)

March 15, 2019 Campus Life Human Rights & Immigration Public Interest & Community Service

Nicole Fauster (L’20) met Cedric Asiavugwa (L’19), her Georgetown Law public interest mentor, in the fall of 2017, when she entered Georgetown Law as a member of its Public Interest Law Scholars program.

They were in the same mentorship group in PILS, later known as the Blume Public Interest Scholars Program. In her second year, as president of the Muslim Law Students Association, Fauster also worked with Cedric, as the friendly 3L worked in Campus Ministry.

“He was Campus Ministry’s go-to guy,” Fauster said. “I definitely saw him on a very regular basis, putting together programming…whenever you passed by Campus Ministry, he was at that table, doing work, assisting the chaplains. One of the reasons I would go to Campus Ministry when I was going from class to class was to say hi to Cedric. He is definitely going to be someone whose loss will be deeply felt.”

In Memoriam: Cedric Asiavugwa (L'19)

March 11, 2019

Dear Members of the Georgetown Community, With a heavy heart, we write to share the terrible news that Cedric Asiavugwa, a third-year student at Georgetown Law, a member of Georgetown University’s Campus Ministry and Residential Minister on the second…